Chelsea chairman: We want Mourinho to stay

He told Sky Sports News: “I think he has more than the support he needs.

“We [the Chelsea board] love Jose Mourinho. He’s done a great job here and brought a lot of silverware in a short period of time.

“To put the record straight – the manager, the board and the owner will never agree on all things at all times.

“There have been many discussions over the last few years and at the end of them we have always come out with a unified course of action.”

Buck replied, when asked if Mourinho would be at the club next season: “I do and I hope so too.

“Jose has said to us that he has not had any discussion with other clubs and I believe him.”